Expanding Sponsor Finance Lending in the Lower Middle Market
BankProv is expanding the Sponsor Finance team, by hiring Jean Kim as Senior Vice President. She will lead business development efforts in the New York market with existing and new partner relationships.
BankProv’s Sponsor Finance team works with private equity and independent sponsors throughout North America seeking to acquire lower middle market companies in the US. The expansion allows BankProv to take its private equity offerings to the next level, leveraging its technology-driven approach and its expertise in cash flow term loans for acquisition financing.
“I’m excited to join such an innovative organization and be on the forefront of its newest initiatives,” said Jean Kim. “BankProv has a deep understanding of how the market is evolving and I look forward to strengthening its core strategies.”
Jean brings 14 years of industry experience to BankProv. Prior to joining the Bank, Jean held positions at various financial institutions including East West Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, with a focus in middle market direct lending and fund finance. She also serves as a sector lead for a food and beverage vertical for HBS Angel of New York, as well as strategic advisor for Hyka, a mental health start-up at Harvard Innovation Lab. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
“Jean has extensive industry experience that will be beneficial in supporting our differentiated lending structures and capital partners across North America,” said Joe Kenney, EVP, Chief Lending Officer. “We’re excited to welcome Jean and look forward to continuing to expand the Bank’s Sponsor Finance portfolio.”
Learn more about our Sponsor Finance Solutions.
Our Sponsor Finance team has the proven experience and knowledge financing cash flow transactions to help business acquirers secure the capital they need.